NC State vs. North Carolina: Full Game Preview

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NC State vs. North Carolina: Full Game Preview
NC State
(19-7, 5-5 away)
North Carolina
(18-8, 13-2 home)
Venue: Dean E. Smith Center
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
NC State C Leslie 15.4 R Howell 11.1 L Brown 7.0
North Carolina J Michael McAdoo 14.7 J Michael McAdoo 8.3 M Paige 4.4

North Carolina plays host to NC State at Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN. The Tar Heels lost to the Wolfpack 91-83 on Jan. 26 and are 9-1 against them over the last four years.

North Carolina is tied with NC State for the third spot in the conference.

In a 70-58 win over Georgia Tech on Feb. 19, James Michael McAdoo put up 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 14.7 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, and 1.6 steals per game. For the Wolfpack, T.J. Warren finished with 31 points and 13 rebounds in the 84-66 blowout of Florida State on Feb. 19. He is averaging 12.1 points and 4 rebounds per game. Areas of strength for NC State include: effective field goal percentage at 54.1 percent and free throw rate at 41.1 percent.

NC State StatSmack

  • North Carolina has more NCAA Championships over the last 10 years than NC State (two vs. zero).
  • That must sting. North Carolina has blown out NC State by 20 points or more on six occasions since 1997.
  • North Carolina has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (32 percent vs. 55 percent).
  • Since 1998, North Carolina has recruited more Top 10 high school players than NC State (15 vs. two).
  • Diaper Dandies love North Carolina. North Carolina has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than NC State (64 vs. 15).
  • North Carolina has a stronger schedule than NC State this season (SOS Rank: No. 14 vs. No. 21).
  • Marcus Paige is ranked 4th in the ACC in assists.
  • North Carolina has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than NC State (No. 1 vs. No. 15).
  • Since 1998, North Carolina has recruited more Top 50 high school players than NC State (37 vs. 15).
  • North Carolina has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than NC State (three vs. zero).
NCSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Richard Howell 32 13 11 2 1 1 2
A- Lorenzo Brown 34 13 4 7 2 1 3
A- C.J. Leslie 33 15 8 1 1 1 3
B T.J. Warren 26 12 4 1 1 0 1
B Scott Wood 33 12 3 1 0 1 1
B- Rodney Purvis 28 9 2 2 1 0 1
C Tyler Lewis 13 4 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Thomas de Thaey 9 5 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Staats Battle 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Jay Lewis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Jevoni Robinson 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ J. Vandenberg 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Chase Cannon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
UNC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Reggie Bullock 30 14 6 3 1 0 1
B+ J. McAdoo 30 15 8 1 2 0 3
B P.J. Hairston 21 13 4 2 1 0 1
B- Marcus Paige 28 8 3 4 1 0 2
C+ D. Strickland 27 8 3 4 1 0 1
C Brice Johnson 12 7 4 0 0 1 1
C Leslie McDonald 18 8 2 2 1 0 1
C- J.P. Tokoto 10 3 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Joel James 11 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ Jackson Simmons 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Desmond Hubert 11 1 2 0 0 1 0
D James Manor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Denzel Robinson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Frank Tanner 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Wade Moody 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Luke Davis 5 1 0 2 0 0 0
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